Erin Nowell

Erin Anderson Nowell is a shareholder with Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC.

Erin is no stranger to prosecuting claims and defending lawsuits, having spent time on both sides of the courtroom.  Directly out of law school, Erin began her career at a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ firm specializing in toxic-tort litigation.  There she developed the skills to manage and litigate large-scale mass torts including pharmaceuticals, latex, benzene and asbestos exposure. Erin was responsible for every aspect of the litigation process from initial claim evaluation through investigation and preparation of cases for trial.

In 2007, Erin joined an international defense firm to explore other avenues of litigation. Erin immediately developed an interest in class action litigation. She cultivated significant experience by participating in the defense of several class action cases in federal court including litigation relating to flooding in areas of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, consumer fraud statutes, and federal statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

In early 2010, Erin returned to her roots of helping individuals injured by corporate negligence, indifference, and simple greed. Erin relishes the opportunity to bring about justice for those individuals harmed through no fault of their own. Most importantly, Erin enjoys relieving the burden from clients who have experienced life-changing injuries and loss. Erin’s practice is now focused on individuals injured by their exposure to toxic substances, dangerous products, or the prescribed use of pharmaceuticals.

Practice Areas

  • Toxic Torts
  • Mesothelioma/Asbestos
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 2003, J.D.
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 2000, B.A., Major: English, Honors: cum laude

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (2003)
  • USDC, Northern District of Texas (2009)
  • USDC, Eastern District of Texas (2009)
  • United States Supreme Court (2016)

Honors and Distinctions

  • National Bar Association, Top 40 Advocates Under 40 (2016)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2015 – 2016)
  • Dallas Bar Association, Minority Attorney of the Year (2015)
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association, President’s Award (2015)

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member (2003-2007; 2010 – Present)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member (2010 – Present)
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Member (2010 – Present)
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member (2014 – Present)
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association, Member (2014 – Present)
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow (2016 – Present)

Community Involvement

  • NAACP Dallas Branch, Legal Redress Chair (2014 – 2016)

Published Works

  • What are…Medicare and Medicaid Secondary Payer Laws?
  • American Bar Association – Health Law Section (2016)

Speeches and Presentations

  • Women in E-Discovery, “The Worst Case Scenario: Document Review and Production,”
    Erin Anderson & Kathleen Meyer, 2009, Dallas, Texas
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, “How to Avoid Multi-District Litigation and Keep Your Cases in State Court,” Ellen Presby & Erin Anderson, 2004
I feel very fortunate to work at a firm where I am able to help my clients fight for justice each and every day.
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